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HONEYBUNNY61 October 18th, 2011 08:15 AM

? for BTDT Homebirthers
 
When did the baby get his/her first bath? How was baby initially cleaned up? I'm not homebirthing but have "no bath unless requested" on my birth plan to avoid separation. Just curious about how baby care went down post birth.

HippyMomOf4 October 18th, 2011 08:21 AM

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Korbin never left my side, only for like 10 min but he layed between my legs on the bed so they could do the exam. We didn't give Korbin his first bath until he was about 3 days old, we just stayed in bed doing lots of skin to skin and nursing.

SillyKitty October 18th, 2011 10:47 AM

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She was wiped up right next to me about an hour or two after her birth. We washed her hair the next day using a bowl and towel. We would have done that the day of her birth, but I ended up having some complications and had to be transferred to the hospital the night of her birth.

WendyBird October 18th, 2011 01:27 PM

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We just wrapped her in a towel. We haven't bathed her yet. Of course, she is only a day old right now. We did wash her bum in the sink because her first meconium diaper was such a big sticky mess. But that's it so far.

HappyHippy October 18th, 2011 03:56 PM

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He got his first bath at 2 weeks, I think both my kids did (ds1 hospital, ds2 homebirth). I just wiped ds2 off while stimulating him, he didnt' smell bad or anything, and wasn't "goopy".

10x_A_Mommy October 19th, 2011 08:13 AM

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I haven't had my home birth yet (will very soon though) but my midwife runs an herbal bath for mom and baby to take after some bonding time so although I won't be 'washing' baby, we will be relaxing in the herbal bath shortly after birth.

Kelllilee October 19th, 2011 08:26 PM

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we did a waterbirth and there wasn't really any need to clean her off... We just sat in the tub for a while and then she was wrapped up in blankets.

andi2284 October 20th, 2011 05:24 AM

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I did a waterbirth with my last 2 daughters so they kind of washed off in the water after they were born. We never bathed them until about a week old, but I wiped them down when they needed it. Alexis had some vernix left on her head, so I had to wipe her hair down a few times before her first bath.


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